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The Auckland Women's Refuge is a membership affiliated National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges (NCIWR). We are a not for profit non- government organisation that relies heavily on volunteer support.

What our Refuge Does and Provides:

  • 24 Crisis-line telephone service ph (09) 378 1893
  • Refuge telephone service with trained advocates to receive domestic violence calls Monday to Friday ph (09) 378 7635 between 9am - 3pm
  • Confidential safe-house with 24 hour access to accommodation for Domestic Violence intervention for women and children after a screening process to a safe, supportive and non- judgemental environment
  • Culturally appropriate services
  • Advocacy/support at police, lawyers, court, WINZ, housing and other agency support services
  • Information on legal issues, benefits & emergency funding, safety options and housing
  • Referrals to sympathetic counsellors, lawyers, doctors and to other
    appropriate services
  • Education and support groups for women and children about living free from Domestic Violence
  • Child-care programmes
  • Crisis intervention training and educational programs
  • On-going support once families leave the refuge house
  • Assistance to women in the community who may not choose to come in to the Refuge but need help. Suggestions on finding alternative accommodation if families are unable or unwilling to return to their home
  • Continued support to women when they leave Refuge either to return home or to make a fresh start.
  • We provide education to the public and statutory agencies and non-statutory agencies on Refuge and how to respond appropriately to family violence.
  • Training on family violence awareness and issues
  • Collection and distribution of public donations to support families

Auckland Women's Refuge belongs to the National Body
of Women's Refuges @ www.womensrefuge.org.nz

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